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National Science Foundation, 2016
Graduate education plays a central role in advancing the Nation's science and engineering research enterprise. It is also increasingly the means by which the Nation develops a diverse and highly technical Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professional workforce. The view that graduate education in STEM disciplines is an…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Graduate Study, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation
National Science Foundation, 2016
"Science and Engineering Indicators" (SEI) is first and foremost a volume of record comprising high-quality quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. SEI includes an overview and seven chapters that follow a generally consistent pattern. The chapter titles are as follows: (1) Elementary and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering Education, Mathematics Education, STEM Education
National Science Foundation, 2014
The "Science and Engineering Indicators" series was designed to provide a broad base of quantitative information about U.S. science, engineering, and technology for use by policymakers, researchers, and the general public. "Science and Engineering Indicators 2014" contains analyses of key aspects of the scope, quality, and…
Descriptors: Sciences, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education
National Science Foundation, 2012
Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) is first and foremost a volume of record comprising the major high-quality quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. SEI is factual and policy neutral. It does not offer policy options, and it does not make policy recommendations. SEI employs a variety of…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Research and Development, Engineering, Tables (Data)
National Science Foundation, 2012
This document contains a list of appendix tables for the "Science and Engineering Indicators 2012" report. The tables are presented according to these chapters: (1) Elementary and Secondary Mathematics and Science Education; (2) Higher Education in Science and Engineering; (3) Science and Engineering Labor Force; (4) Research and Development:…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Research and Development, Engineering, Tables (Data)
National Science Foundation, 2012
The United States holds a preeminent position in science and engineering (S&E) in the world, derived in large part from its long history of public and private investment in S&E research and development (R&D) and education. Investment in R&D, science, technology, and education correlate strongly with economic growth, as well the development of a…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Engineering Education, Research and Development, Engineering
Hale, Katherine – National Science Foundation, 2012
Research collaboration involving multiple institutions is a growing trend. Contributing to this growth are federal initiatives as well as practical considerations, such as technological advances that facilitate communication and opportunities for division of labor, risk sharing, and increased research credibility. One measure of this research…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Research and Development, Research Universities, Cooperation
National Science Foundation, 2012
Research universities, both public and private alike, are the leading producers of science and engineering (S&E) bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. They are contributors to economic development at the local, state, and national levels, performing over half of the Nation's total basic research in 2009, and they educate and train our…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Public Colleges, Educational Trends, Enrollment
National Science Foundation, 2012
The survey of earned doctorates, the data source for this report, is an annual census of individuals who receive research doctoral degrees from accredited U.S. academic institutions. The survey is sponsored by six federal agencies: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Institutes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Agencies, Doctoral Degrees, Intellectual Disciplines
Kang, Kelly – National Science Foundation, 2012
Approximately 632,700 graduate students were enrolled in science, engineering, and health (SEH) programs in the United States as of fall 2010, a 30% increase from approximately 493,300 students in 2000, according to the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS). The growth…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Science Programs, Enrollment Rate
National Science Foundation, 2012
This report presents data from the 2008 National Survey of Recent College Graduates (NSRCG) on the characteristics of men and women who received bachelor's or master's degrees in science, engineering, or health fields from U.S. institutions during the two academic years 2006 and 2007. The data reflect the employment, educational, and demographic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Graduates, Engineering, Bachelors Degrees
National Science Foundation, 2011
This report provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment. Its primary purpose is to serve as an information source. It offers no endorsement of or recommendations about policies or programs. National Science Foundation reporting on…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Biological Sciences, Astronomy, Chemistry
Einaudi, Peter – National Science Foundation, 2011
From 1989 through 2009 the number of minority U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled in graduate science and engineering (S&E) programs more than doubled, growing from approximately 37,700 in 1989 to 92,700 in 2009. Increases in Hispanic, black, and Asian/Pacific Islander S&E graduate students were similar over this period…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Engineering Education, Enrollment Trends
Fiegener, Mark K. – National Science Foundation, 2010
This InfoBrief uses data collected from the 2009 Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) to report on trends in the numbers of individuals who earn research doctoral degrees from U.S. academic institutions. Postgraduation plans of new doctorate recipients are examined from 2004 to 2009, a period that includes the recent economic decline. The following…
Descriptors: Employment, Doctoral Degrees, Minority Groups, Universities
National Science Foundation, 2010
As part of its mandate from Congress, the National Science Board oversees the collection of a very broad set of quantitative information about U.S. science, engineering and technology, and every 2 years publishes the data and trends in its "Science and Engineering Indicators" ("Indicators") report. On occasion, the data reveal trends that raise…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Global Approach, Position Papers, Engineering
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